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Jun 12, London - As the kickstart of IPIEC GLOBAL 2019, UK Chapter was successfully wrapped up in RAD (Royal Albert Dock) London on Jun 12, as an important part of RAD Tech Forum and Exhibition, a component of London Tech Week (LTW) 2019 – a world-class hub of innovation and one of the biggest festival of tech bringing together global tech enthusiasts.
Based on the grand success achieved from the past two sessions, UK Chapter this year has attracted more than 100 local innovation projects from renowned UK universities such as UCL, Imperial College London etc, covering AI, big data, new materials, biomedicine, IoT and new generation IT. After careful evaluation and screening, 10 of them gained the opportunity to present their projects at the UK contest in front of the judges and audiences.
UK Chapter, with great honor, was supported and attended by distinguished guests including the Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities and Science; Rollo Hope, Head of Exports, Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade; Mark Hedley, Regional Director, Greater London UK Sector Lead - Technology of CBBC; Neil Robinson, Director of Global Communications, and John Miu, COO of ABP RAD; as well as Fredi Nyoyelu, CEO of BritYellow, and Paul Sheedy, Founder of Unifi.id, both are Top 30 of IPIEC GLOBAL 2018.
Prior to the project pitching, the Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts delivered an insightful speech on why UK and China should maintain a close partnership and cooperation for mutual benefits and success. Edmont Rao further added in his speech that WTOIP as a global IP technovation platform is always ready to facilitate cross-border cooperation by helping technologies and innovation worldwide to launch in China and achieve their success through connecting local resources and institutes, from which WTOIP is hoping to bolster the communication and exchange of global technovation.
Edmont Rao, Senior VP of WTOIP
Rollo Hope, Head of Exports, Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade
Neil Robinson, Director of Global Communications of ABP RAD
It was also an exciting moment where Edmont Rao and John Miu, representing WTOIP and ABP RAD respectively, entered into a strategic cooperation on cross-border entrepreneurship and technovation.
Contestant Fantoo, Dell's first start-up in residence, topped in the contest of 10 and became the first semi-finalist of IPIEC GLOBAL 2019! He will be joining the other 29 semi-finalists (together as Global Top 30) to participate in the multi-city project roadshow in China, to meet with local enterprises and potential partners in December this year.
The Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities and Science,awarded the Chapter winner
After UK Chapter, as the great beginning, IPIEC GLOBAL 2019 is in full swing now and will continue its footstep to Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Russia, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, USA and Hong Kong. Stay updated about the contest with us.
UK Chapter Winner- Fantoo:
Fantoo believes the most important asset in any company are it’s people, the productivity and efficiency of people is fundamental to the bottom line and competitiveness of a company, Fantoo is an AI driven workplace productivity platform, which helps users to maximise workflow and businesses to have actionable data on their IT consumption, trends and potential cost savings. The business does this through a ‘workplace productivity layer’, prioritising work and identifying actions, minimising touch points to improve efficiency and collaboration, whilst providing actionable data to management.
The team were hand-picked by Michael Dell to become DELL’s first global start-up in residence. The product has been awarded “Cool Vendor” status by Gartner, a leading global analyst in the technology space. The company is now scaling the product in English speaking markets as well as a roll-out in China, the world’s largest future SaaS market.
Founder, Jordan Fantaay has been in the technology space for the last 20 years. He has brought to market innovative and disruptive products, setting up manufacturing operations in Shenzhen and Taiwan. His last exit was the health and fitness industry’s most successful entertainment product which went on to be sold to Google.